Culture Point 2 – Geisha, Maiko and Oiran: What’s the difference?

Certainly many of you think about Geisha when thinking about Japan, right? But do you really know what is a Geisha? And for those who know a little more, have you heard of Maiko? What about Oiran? Today I will briefly explain what is the difference between them. Geisha (芸者), as the meaning of the … More Culture Point 2 – Geisha, Maiko and Oiran: What’s the difference?

New Poll: Which of these are the most beautiful Japanese cities?

New poll! This time about Japanese cities! You can answer in the usual section, in the left sidebar below! Q) Which of these are the most beautiful Japanese cities? (Starting from the north) (Map of Japan – Picture from http://www.gojapango.com) 1 – Sapporo2 – Aomori3 – Akita4 – Sendai5 – Niigata6 – Nagano7 – Tokyo8 – … More New Poll: Which of these are the most beautiful Japanese cities?

Interesting details!

Today I’ll post a set of pictures I took of some things that caught my attention. Enjoy! (Pillar in Yasukuni Shrine, Tokyo – 靖国神社) (Stone statues in Jourenji Temple, Tokyo – 乗蓮寺) (Detail of the sculpture at the entrance of Nijou Castle, Kyoto – 二条城) (Greeting dolls in Arashiyama, Kyoto – 嵐山) (Written wishes in Kiyomizudera, … More Interesting details!